Doctor Who Spinoff “Class” Coming to BBC America in 2016January 12th, 2016
BBC America has announced that the BBC Three series Class, a new Doctor Who spinoff aimed at young adults, will be coming to the U.S. in 2016. The series will have Stephen Moffat as an executive producer, and takes place at the Coal Hill Secondary School. You might remember that name because Clara Oswald was a teacher there. Series writer Patrick Ness is excited for the series:
I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There’s so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can’t wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your exams.
This spinoff comes at a time when many fans are expressing frustration over the last few seasons of Doctor Who. Let’s hope they make this next season of Who a good one, because in the minds of many fans, myself included, they need to justify making this spinoff at a time when the Doctor’s stories could certainly use more attention. I’m sure it will be a fun new show, but let’s hope they continue to focus on Doctor Who.